Oboe Day

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Oboe Day: March 5, 2023

Check back for details about 2023 Oboe Day!

2021 Oboe Day:

Aaron Hill Dr. Sarah Hamilton Stephanie Patterson
Dr. Aaron Hill Dr. Sarah Hamilton Stephanie Patterson

We are excited to be able to plan to be back in-person this year and look forward to seeing you all on campus!  For those of you who are unable to travel, or who prefer not to attend in person, we hope to offer two of our sessions online.

[Please note, we are required to follow all mandates and guidelines regarding COVID-19. At the present time, masks are required inside all buildings on the SUNY Fredonia campus, regardless of vaccination status. We will update our website and contact enrolled participants if things change.  Please do not attend if you exhibit any COVID 19 symptoms or have had a recent positive exposure. We will issue a refund under these circumstances. In the case that we are unable to host this event in-person, we are prepared to shift things online or cancel, if necessary.  If events are canceled, refunds will be issued.]

We appreciate your understanding and flexibility. Questions? Contact Dr. Sarah Hamilton

Registration fee: $15

Teachers may attend for free, but advance registration is required.

Oboe Day is geared toward middle and high school students, and includes a recital, masterclass, repair class and more.  This year's Oboe Day features guest artist Dr. Aaron Hill, oboe, from University of Nevada, Reno (UNR), and alumna oboist Stephanie Patterson from Fox Products. Aaron Hill's appearance is made possible by Fox Products.

 Fox Products

Also featured: Jim Mason from Jimboe Products and Brenda Small, from Small Musical Services,  and the Fredonia Oboe studio.  

  • Stephanie Patterson will bring Fox Oboes for sale

  • Jim Mason of Jimboe Products will have oboes for sale

  • Brenda Small will be available for free (minor) instrument repairs

Schedule of Events:

  • 1pm Recital
  • 2pm Masterclass with Dr. Aaron Hill and Dr. Sarah Hamilton*
  • 3pm Oboe Adjustment Class with Stephanie Patterson (bring your instrument and an oboe (jeweler's) screwdriver)
  • 4pm In-person chamber music coached by SUNY Fredonia students
  • 4:45pm Final Informal Concert

*If you would like to be considered to play in the masterclass for Dr. Aaron Hill, please send a 3 minute video of your playing by October 17th, 2021 to Dr. Sarah Hamilton (

Please note: at this time, we plan to livestream the 1pm Recital and 2pm Master Class with Dr. Aaron Hill. This is subject to change.

QUESTIONS? Email Dr. Hamilton:




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